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Henry Drury Hatfield (1875-1962) Papers and Correspondence

Collection Number: A&M 1661

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, farm records, legal and financial records, speeches, medical files, photographs, and newspaper clippings of Governor (1913-17) and United States Senator (1929-35) Henry D. Hatfield, who was also chief surgeon and founder of the Huntington Memorial Hospital.

Subjects include West Virginia and national politics, 1928-35; 1944-57; National Republican Conventions of 1912, 1928, 1932, 1944, 1948, and 1952; criticism of the New Deal and the Fair Deal; the NRA; the West Virginia-Virginia Debt controversy; the W. Va. Anti-Communist League; Army-McCarthy row; United Mine Workers medical welfare cases; Mother Mary Jones; the Kessler Hatfield Hospital and Training School; Hatfield's farming interests and the Sycamour Coal, Guyan Eagle Coal, the Tidewater Coal and Coke and other coal companies in which Hatfield had an interest.

Correspondents include Carl G. Bachman, William Blizzard, H.L. Brooks, John W. Bricker, William S. Chilton, Jr., William G. Conley, Thomas E. Dewey, Everett M. Dirksen, E.E. Duddington, Hubert S. Ellis, Benjamin F. Fairless, Herbert Fitzpatrick, Mike J. Flynn, Herman Gieshe, Walter F. George, Septimus/Septimius Hall, Walter S. Hallanan, Harvey W. Harmar, Cecil B. Highland, Herbert Hoover, C. H. Huston, Arthur M. Hyde, Harley M. Kilgore, Charles H. Kimball, John L. Lewis, Robert R. Mc Cormick, William C. Marland, Joseph W. Martin, Jr. , Clarence W. Meadows, Will E. Neal, M. M. Neely, H. C. Ogden, Okey L. Patteson, Carrol Reece, Chapman Revercomb, Forest C. Sammons, Robert A. Taft, John J. Walsh, and Kenneth Wherry.


  • Creation: 1913-1958


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No special access restriction applies.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. For more information, please see the Permissions and Copyright page on the West Virginia and Regional History Center website.


8.6 Linear Feet (Summary: 8 ft. 6 1/2 in. (20 document cases, 5 in. each); (1 document case, 2 1/2 in.))

Physical Location

West Virginia and Regional History Center / West Virginia University / 1549 University Avenue / P.O. Box 6069 / Morgantown, WV 26506-6069 / Phone: 304-293-3536 / Fax: 304-293-3981 / URL:

Related A&M Collections

1661, 1955


Henry Drury Hatfield (1875-1962) Papers and Correspondence, 1913-1958
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Repository Details

Part of the West Virginia and Regional History Center Repository

1549 University Ave.
P.O. Box 6069
Morgantown WV 26506-6069 US